Robert Eady, Science Teacher

My spouse Nancy Schwartz, the art teacher at Conserve School, and I have had the challenge and privilege of participating with the entire school community in the ongoing development and evolution of the school. Our courses are focused on the mission statement of the school, which is to inspire our students to environmental stewardship.

I teach science and ceramics courses in which I strive to help students to deepen their understanding of how to live in the world. Stewardship, conservation, virtue, art, and cultivating the love of place are the goals that we reach towards. Project-based learning is one pedagogy that I employ in the courses. This approach creates a structure within which students and teachers establish mentoring

With students and Graduate Fellow Amy Nosal (third from left) backpacking in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area. 

and learning goals, which they pursue through hands-on activities while immersed in Lowenwood -- Conserve School's 1200-acre forested campus -- and nearby wilderness areas.

Conserve School is a place, an idea, and a vision that provides unique opportunities for students and teachers to explore, hypothesize about, experience, and research these concepts. Together we undertake this journey along with the entire Conserve School community.